Lawyers and their Clients
Area of Study
Legal Studies, Pre-Law
Taught In English
Successful prior study of law
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module will develop the range of professional skills needed by a solicitor in dealing
with a client, both in writing and face-to-face. These include general interpersonal skills,
ethical and professional standards, research and drafting skills and an ability to advise a
client accurately and competently, on both legal and non-legal matters.
The module will develop in the students an ability to think on their feet, to solve
problems, to carry out research and to deliver accurate legal advice under pressure. This
module is a pre-requisite for students wishing to apply to take Community Legal Advice
Topics covered include:
? The practical skills involved in conducting an interview with a client in a
professional and ethical manner
? Fact-gathering and questions
? Closing and next steps
? Structure and control
? Preparing to see a client
? Drafting and evaluating
? The professional ethics and codes of conduct, with a special emphasis on those
of a practicing lawyer
? A range of areas of law commonly encountered by a high street solicitor,
including housing, consumer protection, health and safety, police procedures,
legal aid and access to justice
? A range of substantive legal issues which would be determined by the specific
client roles generated each year
? Delivering coherent advice
? Preparation and preconceptions
Teaching: Two-hour workshops which will include a substantial amount of role-play
STUDY OPTION 1:
? Mid-course Practical (30%): This will take the form of an interview with an
emphasis on the interpersonal skills involved in delivering perhaps difficult advice
to a difficult client
? Coursework (70%): including a second interview combined with the submission
of an assessment bundle
STUDY OPTION 2: Videoed Interview/Evaluative Essay
STUDY OPTION 3: Videoed Interview
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.